The expanded service gives clients--primarily "less-than-truckload" (LTL) heavyweight shippers--the ability to deliver time-sensitive products greater distances. "It's designed for businesses that are challenged to keep inventories low or to get their products to specific markets ahead of the competition," a spokeswoman said. The new service is guaranteed.
FedEx Freight also officially launched a new Web site Monday that integrates all of its regional Web sites. The site allows customers to get rate quotes, place pick-up orders and track shipments.
FedEx Freight last week announced it will bring together its two independent operating companies, American Freightways and Viking Freight, under the FedEx Freight brand. The re-branding will take place gradually over the next three years and will feature a common purple and red logo on trailers, uniforms and building signs. A marketing campaign to support the re-branding includes both direct mail and e-mail marketing.